Homemade Fall Birthday Card

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For someone with an autumn birthday, you can make a fall themed birthday card to accompany your gift. Make a homemade fall birthday card for someone special in your life.


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Using fall colors, and a cutout of a leaf, one can make an elegant birthday card for a friend, celebrating her birthday during the fall months.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes



  1. Fold dark orange cardboard in half to create a card 4.1 x 5.7 inch ~ use the ruler to make the fold neat and smooth.
  2. Cut out the leaf from the pattern sheet.
  3. Place it on the light yellow cardboard and trace around the edges.
  4. Use the Stanley knife to slit a small opening in the leaf that you have traced onto the light yellow cardboard. Then, use the pair of scissors to cut out the rest of the leaf.
  5. Turn the light yellow cardboard around and follow the diagram to glue the strips into position across the leaf on the back of the cardboard. Start with the wider yellow pumpkin strip. You alternate between the colors. First add a yellow pumpkin strip, followed by a dark orange strip, followed by a light brown strip, followed by a yellow pumpkin strip again, etc.
  6. Cut off any protruding pieces of paper strips.
  7. With the old gold acrylic paint and the fine paintbrush, add some detail to the edges of the cut-out and to the edges of the light yellow cardboard.
  8. Glue the light yellow cardboard to the front of the card, ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
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  10. Cut a piece from the light yellow paper that can be glued to the inside of the card, where you can write a message.
  11. By Benetta from Pretoria, Gauteng,

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